-Long story,about webs of conspiracy,feuding and war in an interesting fantasy setting, between a great variety of characters. Slavery is common,and civil strife is rife , which sort of makes me think of ancient Rome.If you like the change in cultural feel engendered by such things then you may well like this story .
It is not all good however as occasionally characters will just randomly overcome situations,and problems, with out any logical foundation from either any real world persons experience , and may even make no sense in the world it's set in. These however only take hold of the story a very small amount of the time , and are rarely the main or only focus of the chapter if they do .
For example some people complain about when a group of main characters stormed a castle . They say that it makes the other races irrelevant and pathetic (although this is judged based on basically one chapter) , and the author won't let the drow lose .
But I view that chapter somewhat differently , I mean even if I accepted the fact that the other races are irrelevant, that doesn't necessarily make the whole on balance story bad . The bigger problem is that the chapter there was ;
-Boring , why should I care if the characters kill or maim people or succeed , when they (the human kingdom) were never or barely shown directly doing bad things (meaning their's no sense of satisfaction with their comeuppance) , never knew who they were (meaning I can't feel any sort of pity or sympathy when they snuff it) , there's never any tension as the story nor the characters can convince me they are in any danger, and they're distracting from things which are interesting so why are they even there? To quote Mr. Plinkett , "it's the same damn thing if they're there , or not there".
However , the chapter had relatively little of that contained in it , it was a small part of the chapter for me . Also the part being complained about only directly makes up 1% of the total story (literally 1%). So there's no real reason to hate the story for that reason (beyond placing high importance that the different species must be equal in all appearances), as there is 98-99% of the rest of the story to dislike .
However I could not find any major faults in the rest, on the whole . So I still call it good .